Thursday, May 22, 2008

Vandy wins opener in SEC Tourney

The Vanderbilt baseball seems to have a second home in Hoover, Ala. The sixth-seeded Commodores continued their success in the Southeastern Conference, defeating Florida 7-3 Wednesday in the opening round after losing three straight to the Gators last weekend.

They will play LSU Thursday at 5 p.m. CT. The Tigers rallied from a 4-0 deficit to beat South Carolina 5-4 in 10 innings and have now won 17 straight games.

Corbin said his team enjoys playing in Hoover, and for good reason. They have two runner-up finishes and a championship over the past four seasons.

On Wednesday, senior Dominic de la Osa went 2-for-4 with two runs scored and a RBI, while Steven Liddle and Andrew Giobbi had three hits apiece.

"You get to stay in the winner's bracket. It's the difference between playing four games and six games," Corbin said. "We have done both, and I like the first option. I like to stay in the winner's bracket. We like being here in Birmingham. The kids are comfortable in this park."


David Rutz said...

Nice turnaround for Vanderbilt, and great middle relief by Drew Hayes.

He had a rough game last week in the 13-12 loss to Florida, but he gave the Dores 3 1/3 innings of shutout pitching. Nice job.

Tony Arnold said...

Pitching depth is the key during tournament time.

Any thoughts out there about who in the SEC has the most pitching depth. Who in the nation?